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May 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Korean American Gang Leader Sentenced for Shaking Down Own Community

posted by Len Patel

Eugene ChungA gang leader has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shaking down businesses in the Korean American community in Gwinnett County, Georgia reports the Coos Valley News.

Eugene Chung and his gang demanded protection money from local businesses and counted on their silence to continue their scheme.

One of the victims broke … Read more


May 24, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Serving People of Color

posted by Len Patel

Colin LieuBy Colin Lieu

It’s okay to serve Black communities, but please know: no one expects you to be Black.


Last weekend I attended the 2017 Yoga Service Council Conference where well-meaning yogis gathered to share ideas, learnings and research on how yoga and mindfulness can help support underserved communities such as youth, veterans Read more

Asian Americans

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Wraps Up 38th Year
May 23, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Wraps Up 38th Year

posted by ShirleyNLew

Photos & Video By Shirley L Ng
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

On Sunday, Mott Street between Canal and Chatham Square in Manhattan, Chinatown was closed for the 38th annual Asian American Pacific American Heritage Celebration from the Coalition of Asian and Pacific Americans, also know as CAPA. There was food, cultural performances, and children’s activities Read more


May 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Comments Made by Princeton Admissions Officers Add Fuel to Affirmative Action Debate

posted by Randall

PrincetonDocuments made public by Buzzfeed through the Freedom of Information Act may give a boost to the argument that Asian Americans face discrimination in admissions.

The documents reveal comments made by admissions officers on applications to Princeton from Asian American applicants.

Common comments included “very familiar profiles,” “standard premeds,” or “difficult to pluck out.”

The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Controversy and Buzz Follows Korean Filmmaker’s Okja to Netflix

posted by Randall

You can’t necessarily judge a film from its trailer, but Okja which will make its U.S. debut on Netflix has a fascinating child-like premise with the intensity of an action thriller.

The film from South Korea’s Bong Joon Ho made its world premier at the Cannes Film Festival.

It stars An Seo Hyun as … Read more

Asian Americans

May 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian Americans with Some College Most Likely to Intermarry

posted by Randall
Interracial Marriage

photo by Anthony Van Dyck

A new study released by the Pew Research Center has found Asian Americans with some college education are the most likely to marry someone from another race.

The results quantify what many in the community know about mixed marriages.

Among all ethnic groups, Asian Americans are the most likely to … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 19, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

New York’s Chief Fortune Cookie Writer Retiring

posted by Randall

Fortune CookieBy Minnie Roh
Asian American Life

No Chinese meal is complete without the satisfying crunch of the fortune cookie and the nuggets of wisdom inside.  But for those of you who think the fortune cookie is just a cookie, you’ll be surprised to learn that there’s a fascinating history behind the cookie and the slips … Read more


May 17, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

When Hate Speech Became A Movement

posted by Randall

Hate SpeechBy Andrew Lam
New America Media

Just over a year ago Microsoft introduced Tay, an AI chatbot that was designed to learn from and replicate online chatter. Tay, according to Business Insider, “responds to users’ queries and emulates the casual, jokey speech patterns of a stereotypical millennial.”

But within 24 hours, Tay was gone, … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 17, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

California Investigating Airbnb Incident

posted by Louis Chan

Dyne Suh

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Investigators in California are looking into a widely publicized alleged incident of discrimination against an Asian American by an Airbnb host.

Dyne Suh of Southern California has filed a formal complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

A video about the incident went viral on social … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 16, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Asian American Musicians Struggle to Break into Mainstream

posted by Randall

Low Leaf

Filipino American Low Leaf is one of 9 Musicians named to a list of artists you need to hear

Quick, name your top five Asian American musicians.
Sadly,with the exception of a few audiophiles, many of us would have a tough time with that question.
Bustle talked with a number of Asian American … Read more


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